I realize there are some professional speakers in this group. And speaker wannabes.
Please join us for the inaugural Meetup of the Bay Area Professional Speakers.
National Speaker Association's Rick Deutsch lost his job in the big downturn.
He is now an in-demand speaker.
How did he re-invent himself? What steps did he take? Where are you in the process?
Come learn the steps.
Please RSVP at the BAPS MU.
From Zero to the Speaker Platform with National Speaker Association's Rick Deutsch.
In future Meetups, we will dive into the steps Rick teaches us to help members grow.
Meet Rick -
A BS, an MS, and an MBA in hand Rick spent 6 years in the Air Force.
But he wanted to get into marketing, so he hired on at Intel Corp at their Santa Clara, CA Headquarters.
"I loved it there but jumped on an opportunity to join Sun Microsystem’s Government Division to parlay my service time and my education. Sun was THE high flying computer company – our tag line was: We put the DOT in .com."
Then the high tech “bubble” burst and 4,000 of us got laid off one August.
"No job prospects and the shame of accepting unemployment checks. What to do? A great book by Marsha Sinetar set me going. It was “Do what you love and the money will follow.”
"I love the outdoors, adventure and living on the edge of the envelope. I love Yosemite and hiking to the top of Half Dome, the signature landmark of the park. I found my passion. I knew the importance of a book, so I wrote the only one on how to hike this monster. I self-published it first, then found a known publishing house. We’ve sold 11,000 in just a few years.
"Next, I decided to be a professional speaker. .....
Come and hear the rest of the story ...